There’s nothing quite like the comforts of a log cabin holiday. With the wood burner roaring away and blankets piled high, an atmosphere of cosiness and relaxation infiltrates the lodge. During warm summer evenings or chilly winter nights, it’s a wonderful choice for families looking for a fun break away from daily life and ideal for couples in need of a romantic trip together.
The serene and scenic landscape of Cornwall, with its relatively mild climate compared to the rest of the UK, is a just about the perfect place to escape to a country lodge or log cabin. Indoor/outdoor living is often associated with this luxury travel option, with floor-to-ceiling windows, BBQs and hot tubs offering the chance for a back-to-nature holiday amid stunning scenery.
Throughout Cornwall, there are so many beautiful places to visit, including stretches of Heritage Coast and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so it’s understandable you may find it difficult to pick where to stay. That’s why we’ve put together a list of our favourite five lodges, with everything from hot tub lodges to family-friendly log cabin holidays for you to take a look at. Do any of these holiday retreats catch your eye?
If you’re already feeling inspired to escape on a log cabin holiday, start browsing our cottages collections of log cabins and lodges throughout Cornwall and enjoy a wonderful holiday to this beautiful part of the South West.
This stylish log cabin in Cornwall will welcome you with its warm and rustic furnishings and breathtaking natural surroundings. With fantastic views across Tamar Valley, you can relax in the elevated garden while dining and taking in the scenery. This quirky log cabin has a summer house and BBQ area where you can enjoy staying on-site, and two dogs are welcome at this quirky holiday home.
Get out and about in the Cornish countryside while staying at this lodge; there are lots of walking and sport opportunities for the active travellers among you as well as places where families can lay out a picnic blanket and make the most of the outdoors. Head down to The Tamar Valley Donkey Park, less than 3 miles from Thimble Lodge, visit the living museum that is Morwellham Quay (7 miles), or venture 5 miles down to the National Trust-managed Cotehele, a wonderful country house which you can explore. This atmospheric escape is the perfect place to snuggle up under piles of blankets while the wood burner roars away in the corner during cosy nights in.
One now for adults looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life; this romantic retreat in Boscastle is set amongst rural scenery on the edge of a lake. A quirky lodge with a wood-fired hot tub, it provides relaxation as you can while away your days walking the hills and meandering trails in Cornish countryside before returning to indulge in a dip in the bubbling tub.
When you’re ready to head out and explore, a beautiful section of the North Cornwall coast awaits with Boscastle just 3 miles away, while Tintagel, with its majestic castle, is a 4-mile drive. If you fancy heading out further, you could take a trip to pretty Port Isaac (10 miles) or to the surfer beaches of Bude (19 miles). If that all seems like too much effort for a relaxing holiday getaway, simply stay in your cosy lodge and enjoy lazy days beside the lake.
This Scandinavian-style pine lodge is surrounded by pastureland, meadows and rural beauty. You can escape into the South West countryside in this dog-friendly lodge in Cornwall where French doors allow you to look out onto the lovely landscape. With a shared children’s playground to entertain little ones and distant views of Bodmin Moor, it’s the perfect peaceful getaway for a family-friendly country escape.
Pop into Launceston, just 8 miles down the A395, and on the way, you’ll pass by Trethorne Leisure Park, a great place to take youngsters in need of things to do while on holiday and perfect for rainy days. Explore the boutiques, independent shops and cafes of Launceston, walk through the ruins of Launceston Castle or head down to the golf course. Don’t forget to make the most of the surrounding landscape while here with a trip to the seaside; Boscastle Beach is 12 miles from the village and there are plenty of beautiful walks around this stretch of coast.
Idleour, Whitsand Bay | sleeps 4
This lovely boutique-style lodge is one of a kind; you could enjoy lazy evenings in a hot tub, or enjoy a seaside stroll, walking down a steep path and steps to arrive at a sandy beach. This single-level romantic retreat has a stylish open-plan living area/kitchen diner, with floor-to-ceiling windows and a private deck overlooking the beach and sea below. Idleour offers guests an impressive, calming space to enjoy some quality time together.
Set on Whitsand Bay, on the Rame Peninsula Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there's no shortage of seaside strolls and rural trails to discover during your getaway. Millbrook is a local village set just 1 mile away and there are delightful pubs, restaurants and cafes scattered across the peninsula for romantic evenings out as well as shops, art galleries and historical sites. If you fancy a city trip, take the ferry from Torpoint (7 miles) across the River Tamar to Plymouth for a bustling atmosphere, excellent shopping and many exciting attractions.
Snuggle up by the fire in one of these log cabin holiday homes or luxuriate in the bubbles of a hot tub lodge. We’ve got plenty more stylish retreats for you to discover, so if you have yet to decide, continue browsing our cottage collections of log cabins and lodges in Cornwall.
Some more inspiration…
For more holiday cottages and lodges, take a look at our post on our most beautiful coastal cottages in Cornwall or, if you’re seeking a stylish lodge for big groups, peruse our best celebration houses in Cornwall. Already picked out your lodge? Then take a look at the 20 best attractions in Cornwall and find an exciting day out for you and your guests.
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